Making the Play: High school football playmakers of the week

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Coaches nominate the top playmakers in high school varsity football

• In Beaufort High’s game against Groves High School, the right side of the offensive line had a great night, producing 275 yards of the 345 rushing yards and accounted for all five touchdowns. The right side includes Center Bryan Wiggers, Guard Mike Rentz, Tackle Caleb Gee and Tight End Stephen Baggett. Jaclay Mixon had 112 yards and two touchdowns. Deontaye Singleton scored two touchdowns and Kareem Robinson added another score. On defense, Clint Wright led with nine tackles. Tyler Clancy was the defensive player of the game with eight tackles, three tackles for loss and 1 sack. Tyler Hatfield had a good game with four tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Brady produced  a field goal early in the game.

• In Beaufort Academy’s game against Faith Christian, Senior Bryan Strawn had 7 solo tackles, 1 quarterback sack, 3 tackles for loss, and 16 yards. Eighth grader Gavin Palmer led the defense with 10 tackles.

• Battery Creek senior running back Deandre Johnson was chosen as co-offensive player of the week for his outstanding performance in the week 3 game vs. Hilton Head. Coming off of a hand injury that limited his action in week two against Whale Branch, Deandre rushed for 108 yards on 11 attempts to lead the team in rushing. He scored a touchdown on a 70 yard run to put the Dolphins on top 24-22 late in the third quarter. He also played a key role on defense playing at the outside linebacker position. Deandre is co-captain of this year’s team and has been a key leader for the Dolphins.

• Battery Creek junior running back Darrin Peeks was chosen as co-offensive player for the week for his efforts against Hilton Head. Darrin rushed 4 times for 61 yards and recorded a key long run which set up a score for the Dolphins. He is a strong runner who also blocks very well.

• Battery Creek senior defensive linemen Shakill Gause was chosen as the defensive player of the game for his efforts versus Hilton Head. Shakill led the defensive line in tackles with five and played a key role in holding a young line together that was depleted by injury throughout the game. Shakill played nearly every play in the fast-paced game as he also starts on the offensive line and most of the special teams.